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ARMY WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS 27-31 JULY 15

RACE INSTRUCTION

INTRODUCTION

1. The Army Windsurfing Championships 2015 will be held off Inn on the Beach, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0AS 15-19 June 2015.

AUTHORITY

2. The event will be organised by the ASA (W) Race Committee as per the ASA (W) Events Calendar 2015.

ELIGIBILITY

3. The event is open to all members of the Army and MOD dependants may take part by right as paying guests, but will not be eligible for prizes. The ASA (W) Race Committee may invite other guest as appropriate.

RULES

4. Racing Rules are as per ISAF Windsurfing Competition Rules 2013 unless stated in this instruction.

REGISTRATION

5. Registration will take place on 1st and 2nd Day of the event at 0900hrs. (NO PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED)

FLEETS

7. There will be 3 fleets within the competition:

a. Freerace 3. The aim of the fleet is to introduce newcomers to competitive windsurfing and those who are not yet planning. The competition will be a ‘One Design’ basis using boards with daggerboards and sails no larger than 6.5m2. There will be a numbers of boards available for those who do not have them; however, these need to be prebooked through sailarmy@btconnect.com . There will be an opportunity to use daggerless boards which should be brought if owned.

b. Freerace 2. The aim of this fleet is to coach and development sailors for eventual progression into the Open fleet using a reduced course length where practical. Any board can be used with a maximum sail size of 9 m.

c. Freerace 1. This is the premier fleet where any board can be used with a maximum sail of 11m.

NOVICE SKILLS AND RACING

8. The Novice coaching, skills and intro into competition racing will be conducted from throughout the week.

9. Army Corps Secretaries are to bring all ASA funded Corp Formula equipment for Freerace 2 sailors to be familiarised on.

PRIZES

10. There will be prizes for all fleets of the above disciplines and Overall Winners’ Prizes.

INTER CORPS SERIES EVENT 03/15

11. The Inter Corps Series result will be extracted by using results over the week from each team’s sailor’s; 4 sailors in a team.

INTER CORPS

11. The Inter Corps result will be extracted by using the first 5 results over the week from each team sailor; 6 sailors in a team. This will allow individuals to select the day on which they compete should work commitments prevent competing all week.

WIND STRENGTHS

12. The minimum wind strength for racing is 10 knots.

ENTRY FEES

13. There will be an entry fee of £10 for all fleets..

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES

14. There is no overnight accommodation or parking available at the venue and sailors must make their own arrangements. AISTC(S) has accommodation available on Thorney Island. To book email sailarmy@btconnect.com .

PARKING

15. There will be no parking within The Inn on the Beach car park. Sailors are required to pay for parking and are eligible to claim for reimbursement on JPA.

SOCIAL EVENT

16. It is the intention to have a social evening on Thursday 30 Jul 2015.

ARMY SAILING ASSOCIATION

17. All participating Army sailors less those in the novice fleet are to show proof of their ASA membership, otherwise a completed application and payment of £10 needs to be secured before racing.

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Army Windsurfing Contact

Jon Metcalfe

Jon Metcalfe
ASA Regional Coach
(Windsurfing & Kite-surfing)
ASA Coaching & Inspectorate
Building 100, (Top Floor),
Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Road,
Hampshire,
Gosport
PO12 2AB

Mobile: 0044 (0) 7768 988258

Civ: 02392 765290

Mil: 9380 65290

Email: asa-windsurfing@sailarmy.co.uk

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